Solemnity of the Ascension

Thank you for joining us for our celebration of the Solemnity of the Ascension at St. Michael the Archangel!



Worship Aid - Words for all songs can be found by clicking here (PDF Format)
Also: Same Worship Aid in Google Docs format

Ascension Readings

Sunday Worship for Families | Morning and Evening Prayer from Give Us This Day
We recommend these ways of praying as an addition to praying with our parish Mass Videos.

Weekly Bulletin 

Details about Gradual Return to Mass

Online Giving | Details Below

These are some of the many deceased veterans who we remember in our hearts this Memorial Day, and who are included in our parish's Veterans Binder. (Since our veterans area is currently not accessible, due to COVID-19 precautions, we are posting this tribute here.)
We invite you to add the names of Veterans, Living or Deceased, at

Important Parish Announcements

As you know, we are preparing for a gradual return to public liturgies, and we have been proactive in our planning for social distancing, cleaning and sanitation, and more.
Public Daily Mass resumes this week, Monday-Friday at 6:45am, beginning Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day).
Public Weekend Mass begins next weekend, May 30th and 31st (Pentecost). Please note the Mass times: Saturday at 4pm, and Sunday at 8:30am, 11am, and 5:30pm. For the sake of continuity as we return to a "new normal," we will not be moving to a different summer Mass schedule this year.

Please see the the special web page we have created:
There, you will find details about what we are asking from you BEFORE you come to Mass (including letting us know if you are coming, if possible), when you come to Mass (we encourage you to wear a mask, and follow the parish's physical distancing procedures, including how you will enter and leave the church), and also if you are able to volunteer.

At the same time, please note that the dispensation from attending Mass remains in effect for all. Understanding the desire of many to return to church, it remains important for those who are at greater risk (because of age or health condition) to refrain from returning until they feel comfortable and confident to do so. And of course, those who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another with the virus within 14 days should not attend Mass in accordance with health directives.

For those who are not able to gather at this time, we will continue to offer our weekend liturgies online, as well as other ways to pray from home.

Our Temporary Food Pantry serving St. Michael parishioners continues. Please click here for an updated list of items, how to contribute, and how to access this temporary food pantry if you are experiencing food insecurity. To set up an appointment, email Jeff Fricker or call the parish office: (330) 492-3119.

Our parish remains open from 9am - 2pm by appointment. Please call to set up an appointment: (330) 492-3119. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a messsage and we will return your call as soon as we can.

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, feeling isolated, or feeling overwhelmed, please contact Julie Sutton at (330) 492-3119 ext. 219 or julie@stmichaelcanton.orgStephen Ministers are avaliable for tele-support!

Eucharistic "Adoration at the Window" does continue Monday - Friday, 9am-6pm, in the lower parking lot. Please stay in your vehicle and practice social distancing. Indoor Eucharistic Adoration remains suspended.

Print copies of Give Us This Day and Living Faith prayer books are available in the lower level of the church (door 11 - lower parking lot), from 8am - 3pm, Monday - Friday. Please use expected social distancing and other safety procedures.

Stay connected for resources and parish information at our home pageFacebook page, and weekly bulletin. Our home page includes resources for adults, children, and teens: prayer, faith formation, St. Michael music videos, and tools for navigating COVID-19.

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Thank you for your continued financial support of our parish, both by mail and online. Like all churches, this situation is hard on St. Michael financially and, of course, it is financially difficult for all parishioners and households. And yet, despite expected lower collections, we have also seen a real commitment from our parishioners to stewardship, including an increase in online giving. This is a sign of a vibrant parish, even in the midst of a difficult situation.
Our parish finance council continues to work with Father Benson and Bruce Gordon, our business manager, to monitor the situation, help the parish be responsible financially, while also ensuring that pastoral services remain a priority. If you would like to switch to online giving, please go to

Don’t let technology get in the way! If you need any assistance - or if you need us to enter data directly - please call Bruce Gordon in the parish office at (330) 492-3119, extension 211. Thank you.

Music is all recorded and printed under podcasting/video streaming license provided by license #A-724239 and CCLI license # 11028324. All rights reserved.

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise Text: Charles Wesley, Music: Robert Williams, Public Domain

GLORY TO GOD, Mass of Renewal by Curtis Stephan, Text © 2010, ICEL. Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan, Published by OCP.

Psalm 47: Shouts of Joy!  by Ken Canedo, Psalm 47:2-3, 6-9; © 1998 Ken Canedo, Published by OCP.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Mass of Renewal by Curtis Stephan, Text © 2010, ICEL. Music © 2009, Curtis Stephan, Published by OCP.

In Christ Alone by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend, © 2001, 2009 Thankyou Music, administered by EMI CMG Publishing

One Bread, One Body by John Foley, Text: Based on 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 12:4; Galatians 3:27; Didache, Music: John Foley, SJ © 1978 John B. Foley, SJ & New Dawn Music. Published by OCP Publications.

Go Make a Difference by Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomasze; Text based on Matthew 5:13-16  © 1997 Steve Angrisano & Thomas Tomaszek. Published by Spirit & Song ® a division of OCP.



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